The Queen Has Released A Statement About The Ariana Grande Concert Victims

The Queen Has Released A Statement About The Ariana Grande Concert Victims
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In the wake of the terrorist attack at Ariana Grande’s concert at Manchester Arena last night, the Queen has released a statement.

"The whole nation has been shocked by the death and injury in Manchester last night of so many people, adults and children, who had just been enjoying a concert.

"I know I speak for everyone in expressing my deepest sympathy to all who have been affected by this dreadful event and especially to the families and friends of those who have died or were injured.

"I want to thank all the members of the emergency services, who have responded with such professionalism and care.

"And I would like to express my admiration for the way the people of Manchester have responded, with humanity and compassion, to this act of barbarity."

The Queen’s statement comes as the first victim of the suicide attack has been named as 18-year-old Georgina Callander, who was a long-term fan of Ariana Grande, having previously attended another concert of the star's two years ago.

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The Queen follows Prime Minister Theresa May in sharing her condolences with the victims and their families. Mrs May said "many" children were among the dead and 59 injured.

As the authorities seek to establish the chain of events that led to the event many celebrities have taken to social media to share support with Manchester and send their thoughts to those affected and their families

Ariana Grande who we expect to hear more from later today said she was, "broken" in a Tweet posted in the wake of the attack.

https://twitter.com/ArianaGrande/status/866849021519966208

Taylor Swift quickly took to twitter to share her thoughts.

https://twitter.com/taylorswift13/status/866824457050099712

Ariana's close friend Nicki Minaj said: "my heart hurts for my sister, Ariana." 

https://twitter.com/NICKIMINAJ/status/866819201888944133

Miley Cyrus posted an image of herself with Ariana in the wake of the attack:

Missy Elliott sent heartfelt condolences. 

https://twitter.com/MissyElliott/status/866827103450386433

Bruno Mars took to Twitter as well.

https://twitter.com/BrunoMars/status/866810216259751937

Lea Michele was thinking of the victims' families. 

https://twitter.com/LeaMichele/status/866828024863313926

"My prayers go out to to ppl of Manchester," read Cher's Tweet in part. 

https://twitter.com/cher/status/866794101835841536

BIA, Grande's opening act, let fans know they were fine.

https://twitter.com/PericoPrincess/status/866780561653760001

Katy Perry sent out her prayers for everyone at the show. 

https://twitter.com/katyperry/status/866788728651513857

Demi Lovato was in tears thinking about the innocent concert-goers who lost their lives. 

https://twitter.com/ddlovato/status/866792822078406656

Pink also sent out prayers to the people of Manchester and to Grande's entire team. 

https://twitter.com/Pink/status/866810680627691520

Lena Dunham was similarly heartbroken at the show of hatred. 

https://twitter.com/lenadunham/status/866809443543076865

Kylie Minogue was "absolutely heartbroken" by the devastating news. 

https://twitter.com/kylieminogue/status/866818571245977604

Harry Styles took to Twitter to send his thoughts.

https://twitter.com/Harry_Styles/status/866815699343114241

Lorde shared that a scenario like this is every musician's "worst nightmare." 

https://twitter.com/lorde/status/866822912673628162

Kendall Jenner sent love. 

https://twitter.com/KendallJenner/status/866823090185089026?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet

Khloe Kardashian sent her thoughts to the fans and "sweet Ariana." 

https://twitter.com/khloekardashian/status/866823605228908545

Haim were "speechless." 

https://twitter.com/HAIMtheband/status/866817010235199488

John Mayer was also quick to voice his support. 

https://twitter.com/JohnMayer/status/866817416000454656

Chelsea Handler reacted to the "terrible sad news."

https://twitter.com/chelseahandler/status/866822182869106688

Millie Bobby Brown described the night as "so so tragic." 

https://twitter.com/milliebbrown/status/866831825100001280

As more details pour in we will keep this story updated. Our thoughts at InStyle are with the victims and their families as this event continues to unfold.

 
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